Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review

Overall 46
Imaging 18
Features 56
Size 75
Price 0

Main Features

  • 24.0 MP APS-C CMOS X-TRANS III sensor
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Expands to 100 - 51200)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25,p, 24p)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 141 x 83 x 56 mm
  • Weight: 495 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Fujifilm X-Pro1. Compare

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Summary

This review is devoted to X-Pro2 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 15, 2016. This model is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS III sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Fujifilm released to replace their older product X-Pro1. To learn more about the specs and difference between these two models, check our complete comparison by following this link:
Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs. X-Pro1

In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #125 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 46/100 and it takes a rank of #285 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm X-Pro2 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000
  • Continuous Shooting: 8.0 fps
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Storage Slots: 2

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 92
  • Built-In Flash: No

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Complete Comparison of Fujifilm X-Pro2 With Other Cameras in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm X-Pro2. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2 has the following external dimensions 141 x 141 x 56 mm (55.51 x 32.68 x 22.05″) with the weight of 495 g.

The typical weight for average Semi-Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 437g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm X-Pro2, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm X-Pro2 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 56mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm X-Pro2 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm X-Pro2 — 350 shots
Min: 250 shots
Average: 348 shots
Max: 540 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm X-Pro2 — 56 mm
Min: 33 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 93 mm

Weight

Fujifilm X-Pro2 — 495 g
Min: 140 g
Average: 437 g
Max: 625 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-Pro2 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-Pro2 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm X-Pro2 comes with EXR Processor III processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS III sensor.

The base of Fujifilm X-Pro2 has the following ISO range 200 - 12800 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 100 - 51200.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Fujifilm X-Pro2 features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Semi-Pro Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Fujifilm X-Pro2 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm X-Pro2

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-Pro2 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,620k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic and Optical (tunnel) ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm X-Pro2 are its 8.0 fps max speed and 1/8000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, X-Pro2 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Fujifilm X-Pro2 stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 273 points.

In addition, X-Pro2 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm X-Pro2, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm X-Pro2 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

In addition, Fujifilm X-Pro2 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Fujifilm X-Pro2 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, X-Pro2 is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect X-Pro2 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm X-Pro2 provides a shooting life of 350, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 348 shots.

Compared to all models in the Semi-Pro Mirrorless category, Fujifilm X-Pro2 offers the highest battery life that reaches 350 shots.

How Good is Fujifilm X-Pro2 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm X-Pro2’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm X-Pro2’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the X-Pro2 to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-Pro2 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 95. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-Pro2 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (1/8000s)
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-Pro2 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-Pro2 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 78. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-Pro2 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Large APS-C(23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (141 x 83 x 56 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-Pro2 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-Pro2 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 96. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-Pro2 can be called a 96 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (1/8000s)
  • Big Number of autofocus Points (273)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (8.0 fps)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)
  • Small battery life (350 shots)

Fujifilm X-Pro2 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-Pro2 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 73. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-Pro2 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (495 g)
  • Big size (141 x 83 x 56 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash

Fujifilm X-Pro2 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-Pro2 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 87. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-Pro2 can be called a 87 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model X-Pro2
Announced Jan 15, 2016
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fujifilm X
Number of Lenses 43
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,620k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel)
ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 92%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.6
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 s
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 0
Flash Modes Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, suppressed flash, rear-curtain synchro, commander)
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS X-TRANS III
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 368.16 mm2
Sensor Resolution 24.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 12,800
Max Boosted ISO 51,200
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 273
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25,p, 24p)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 495 g
Physical Dimensions 141 x 83 x 56 mm
Battery Life 350 shots
Battery Type 350 shots
Battery Model NP-W126
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (Dual slots, UHS-II support in slot 1)
Storage Slots 2

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